Spain, Portugal & Morocco 2017

Spain, Portugal & Morocco 2017


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

On this Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour, you'll experience these three glorious countries, each with a rich history and culture! You'll overnight in Lisbon, Seville, Rabat, Marrakesh, Ouarzazate, Erfoud, Fez, the Costa del Sol, Granada, and Madrid. Some of the tour highlights include the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, a symbol of Portugal's power during the Age of Discovery; Madrid's Prado Museum, with its 8,000 pieces of Western painting; and Toledo's Santo Tomé Church, which has one of El Greco's most famous paintings. Enjoy a ferry ride across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco and in Rabat, visit the beautiful Mohammed V Mausoleum, with the tombs of the Moroccan king and his two sons. Step back in time in Marrakesh with sightseeing including Bahia Palace, built in the late 19th century. Wander through the Djemaa El-Fna, a square and exotic bazaar offering some of the greatest open-air entertainment. Listen to the storytellers—an integral part of the culture—and browse for handicrafts. In Fez, a guide leads you through the labyrinthine Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Medersa Bou Inania, an architectural work of art built between 1350 and 1357. One cannot think of Casablanca without thinking of the movie Casablanca. Here, Globus has arranged a special experience for you…you'll enjoy lunch at Rick's Café Américain, a re-creation of the bar made famous in the movie. Another special treat is a 4-wheel drive to the sand dune of Erg Chebbi, formed by the Sahara sand. Back in Spain, spend time on the Costa del Sol, where you can relax and soak up the sun on the beach. These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this spectacular Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour. A memorable vacation indeed!

Day 1: Arrive in Lisbon, Portugal.
Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (D)

Day 2: Lisbon
. Lisbon was the center of Europe's longest-lived overseas empire. Portugal's imperial ambitions date back to Prince Henry the Navigator's 15th-century discoveries in West Africa. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a drive through the Baixa quarter's main squares. Then, enjoy a walk through the cobblestone alleys of quaint ALFAMA, the popular quarter of the seamen and Fado singers. Drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square. Stop for pictures of Belem Tower, guarding the mouth of the Tagus, and the Monument to the Discoverers. Also visit JERONIMOS MONASTERY with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. An exciting optional excursion to the royal palace of Queluz is available, as well as dinner at a typical taverna with Fado-style entertainment. (B)

Day 3: Lisbon-Azeitao-Seville, Spain.
In Azeitao, visit a traditional TILE WORKSHOP. Next, enter Spain and reach the vibrant capital of Andalusia, Seville. (B,D)

Day 4: Seville
. During your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide, hear about the city's role in Roman times, its conquest by the Moors in 712 AD, and its contribution to the discovery of the New World. Admire Maria Luisa Park, the Golden Tower on the Guadalquivir River, and the university that used to be the tobacco factory of Carmen fame. Also visit the magnificent CASA DE PILATOS, a mixture of Moorish and Roman architecture with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures. Then, stroll through the narrow lanes of the charming SANTA CRUZ QUARTER. For those interested, an optional extended guided visit to the cathedral is available. Tonight, for a truly Andalusian night out, reserve a seat at our optional Flamenco show. (B)

Day 5: Seville-Algeciras-Rabat, Morocco.
Travel through the sherry wine region of Jerez to Algeciras and enjoy a FERRY RIDE across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco. Follow North Africa's infamous Barbary Coast to Rabat, once a lair of the corsairs and now the country's capital. (B,D)

Day 6: Rabat-Casablanca-Marrakesh.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide focuses on the massive medieval battlements, the Royal Palace, MAUSOLEUM OF MOHAMMED V, Hassan Tower, and the Kasbah of Oudaias. Also visit the fine ROMAN RELICS OF CHELLAH. Continue to Casablanca, Morocco's modern seaport. [LF] A special lunch has been prepared at Rick's Café Américain, famous from the movie Casablanca with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, and the song As Time Goes By. Your guided panoramic drive features a visit to the HASSAN II MOSQUE, a splendid monument designed to mark the end of the century. Evening arrival in Marrakesh, beautifully situated in an oasis. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Marrakesh
. Follow your Local Guide and visit BAHIA PALACE, the 16th-century SAADIAN TOMBS (if closed, visit the BADIA PALACE instead), and to Djemaa El-Fna, the vibrant town center dominated by the 222-foot-high Koutoubia Minaret. In the evening, an exciting optional excursion is available. (B)

Day 8: Marrakesh-Ouarzazate.
Today, travel to Morocco's Hollywood, Ouarzazate, deep in the desert and immortalized through movies like Lawrence of Arabia and Star Wars. Later, visit KASBAH TAOURIRT. (B,D)

Day 9: Ouarzazate-Erfoud.
A fascinating drive through the desert via the Dades Valley with its oases filled with olives, dates, and figs. Then, head through Morocco's Grand Canyon, Todra Gorge, to Erfoud in the heart of the Sahara. A special treat awaits you: enjoy [LF] a spectacular FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE to the sand dune of Erg Chebbi. Admire the unforgettable and romantic sunset and sip the traditional mint tea before heading back to your hotel to savor a traditional Moroccan dinner. (B,D)

Day 10: Erfoud-Er Rachidia-Fez.
Enjoy your last views of the desert and turn northwards. Stop in Er Rachidia, originally built as a French settlement, and travel via the Ziz Gorges and the Middle Atlas mountains to Fez. Blessed with an ample supply of water and strategically situated, Fez became the capital of Morocco when the country shook off foreign rule under Berber King Idris in the 8th century. To this day, Fez has remained Morocco's spiritual and artistic center. Tonight, why not sign up for an optional folklore dinner? (B)

Day 11: Fez
. See the magnificent entrance to the Royal Palace, drive through the Mellah, the old Jewish quarter, and travel on to Bab Bou Jeloud, the traditional entrance to Old Fez. Your Local Guide also leads you through labyrinthine MEDINA and MEDERSA BOU INANIA. (B,D)

Day 12: Fez-Tangier-Costa Del Sol, Spain.
Arrive in Tangier, jumping-off point for the Moorish conquest of Spain, and enjoy an orientation of this busy seaport. Board the FERRY for the trip back across the Strait to Europe. Continue to the elegant Costa del Sol, where you will stay for two nights. (B)

Day 13: Costa Del Sol
. Today is your chance to join an optional excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar, in British hands since 1704. Later, enjoy the sandy beaches and browse through the trendy boutiques. Tonight, why not try out local specialties at one of the lively restaurants? (B)

Day 14: Costa Del Sol-Granada.
Leave the Mediterranean coast and arrive in Granada. A guided walking tour features a visit to the ALHAMBRA COMPLEX, a fantasy of "lace in stone" surrounded by arabesque gardens and fountains, with superb views of the Old Quarter and Sacromonte. Also visit the WATER GARDENS OF THE GENERALIFE. This evening, enjoy dinner with wine at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 15: Granada-Toledo-Madrid.
Drive via Don Quixote's La Mancha to Toledo, where a Local Guide takes you to the Moorish bridge, an early SYNAGOGUE, the CATHEDRAL, and the CHURCH OF SANTO TOMÉ with one of El Greco's most famous paintings. Visit a DAMASCENE STEEL WORKSHOP before arriving in Madrid. (B)

Day 16: Madrid.
Morning guided sightseeing features the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España with its monument to Cervantes, the Parliament, and more. The highlight is a visit to the PRADO MUSEUM. An optional excursion to El Escorial is available, and tonight, [LF] a special paella farewell dinner with wine awaits you at a local restaurant as a proper way to say adios to Spain! (B,D)

Day 17: Madrid
. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

NOTE:

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s) for Morocco and Gibraltar (optional excursion), responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler. For Gibraltar, a special visa is required; a UK or Schengen visa will not gain entrance.

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
LISBON
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery

AZEITAO
Visit a tile workshop

SEVILLE
Guided sightseeing, visit the Casa de Pilatos, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter

ALGECIRAS-TANGIER
By ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar

RABAT
Guided sightseeing, visit Mohammed V Mausoleum and the Roman relics of Chellah

CASABLANCA
[LF] Enjoy lunch at Rick's Café; guided panoramic drive; visit Hassan II Mosque

MARRAKESH
Guided sightseeing, visit Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs (if closed, visit Badia Palace instead)

OUARZAZATE
Visit Kasbah Taourirt; stay overnight in the area where the movie Lawrence of Arabia was made

ERFOUD
[LF] Enjoy a four-wheel drive to the sand dune of Erg Chebbi; have traditional mint tea

ER RACHIDIA
Stop in the Ziz Gorges

FEZ
Guided sightseeing, visit the Medina and Medersa Bou Inania

TANGIER
Orientation, board the ferry to Spain

COSTA DEL SOL
Stay two nights in the resort of Marbella

GRANADA
Guided walking tour, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife; a special dinner at a local restaurant

TOLEDO
Guided walking tour, visit an early synagogue, the gothic cathedral, and the Santo Tomé Church with one of El Greco's masterpieces; visit a Damascene steel workshop

MADRID
Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum; [LF] farewell paella dinner at a local restaurant

Headsets throughout the tour

MEALS
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 special lunch with wine in Casablanca; 9 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Lisbon and special dinners in Granada and Madrid


TRANSPORTATION
Motorcoach; ferry; four-wheel drive in the desert. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach (except in Morocco) and in most hotel lobbies.

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Accommodations

Lisbon: Mundial
Situated in the center of Lisbon, the hotel looks out over the historic St. George's castle and is just steps away from Rossio Square. Among its outstanding amenities are the panoramic Varanda de Lisboa restaurant, offering stunning views of the old city and excellent cuisine, as well as a bar and wine cellar, where wine tastings with an expert sommelier are available. Tram Nr. 28 starts its route in front of the hotel, providing an ideal way to explore the city.
Address:
Praca Martim Moniz 2
Lisbon , Portugal
Seville: Sevilla Center
Modern multistory Hotel, guest amenities for the business or leisure traveler, panoramic views of the city, centrally located.
Address:
Avda De Buhaira S/N
Seville , Spain
Rabat: Belere Rabat
Situated at the heart of the Kingdom's capital, the Belere Rabat is merely 100 meters from the Royal Palace as well as from the national train station. It is 25 minutes away from the Rabat-Sale International airport, and 50 minutes away from the Casablanca International airport. In the center of downtown and only a few steps away from the traditional medina, the perfect location of the Belere Rabat allows its clients to experience the rich history, culture, and traditions of Morocco. The Belere Rabat offers its customers 89 newly renovated luxurious rooms, structured as follows: 1 royal suite8 junior suites11 executive rooms 20 deluxe rooms 13 superior rooms15 standard roomsAll rooms are sound proof and equipped with air conditioning, heat, satellite, plasma televisions, private bathrooms, mini-bars, and personal safes. In order to ensure the utmost satisfaction of its customers, the Belere Rabat offers a variety of services, namely dry cleaning, twenty-four hour room service, and free as well as unlimited wi-fi in all areas of the hotel, including the rooms. The skilled personnel are available twenty-four hours a day, and are always eager to respond to the questions and desires of the clients. Whether you are traveling for business or for leisure, the Belere is the ideal hotel for you. For our business guests, we offer a fully equipped conference room as well as a computer in the lobby. For our gourmand guests, we propose an international restaurant as well as a restaurant bar with a panoramic view of the city. For the music lovers we advise relaxing at our Le Luxor Lounge, and for those who seek to dance the night away, we suggest our nightclub, L'Oscar. Our objective is to exceed your expectations and ensure that you enjoy every moment of your trip.
Address:
33, Av. Moulay Youssef
Rabat , Morocco
Marrakesh: Movenpick Mansour Eddahbi
Located in the central L'Hivernage district, just a few minutes away from the bustling Medina, this 503-room resort embodies the soul of Ahmed Al Mansour Eddahbi, Sultan of the Saadian dynasty, offering contemporary luxury in an oasis style setting. The property's five restaurants offer a fine selection of international, Mediterranean and Moroccan delicacies and the rooftop bar and lounge serves delicious cocktails and snacks under starry skies. Leisure facilities include a spa, wellbeing center and three swimming pools with Free Wi-Fi access available throughout.
Address:
Av. Mohamed VI
Marrakesh , Morocco
Ouarzazate: Le Berbere Palace
Berber Style Hotel located 1km from the city center & 2km from the Airport.
Address:
Quartier Mansour Eddahbi
Ouarzazate , Morocco
Erfoud: Kasbah Hotel Chergui
The El Chergui Kasbah Hotel is a newly constructed 4 star hotel, located in a very quiet part of Morocco, on the outskirts of Erfoud, 60km from Erg Chebbi, standing on a site that brings together the largest and most spectacular dunes in Morocco.
Address:
Route D'arfoud A Errachu Dia Km.5,5
Erfoud , Morocco
Fez: Barcelo Fez Medina
A brand new hotel that combines comfort and functionality which can be seen in its modern rooms decorated in a contemporary style with designer furniture.
Address:
53 Avenue Hassan Ii
Fez , Morocco
Costa del Sol: Amare Marbella Beach Hotel
Fuerte Miramar Hotel is located in a superb area, right on the beachfront and close to the town center.
Address:
Plaza Jose Luque
Marbella , Spain
Granada: Hotel Saray
Moorish touches, rooms with Nazari styled decor, restaurant and gardens; set in town center next to the Congress Hall.
Address:
Paseo Tierno Galvan 4
Granada , Spain
Madrid: AC Carlton Madrid
A 122-room urban property located in the heart of Madrid, near the Retiro Park and the Botanic Gardens offering a fitness room and a café-restaurant which serves a breakfast buffet and tempting Spanish food throughout the day. Free Wi-Fi Internet access is available in public areas; access in the rooms is subject to a fee (payable locally).
Address:
Paseo De Las Delicias 26
Madrid , Spain

Prices based on double room occupancy.

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$777

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$70

Extra nights per person in Lisbon:
in single room $103-$118, in twin $58-$71, in triple $51-$63

Extra nights per person in Madrid:
in single room $132-$178, in twin $78-$94, in triple $69-$81

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